AYORA firstname.lastname@example.org_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
BRAZEAU, Zelda Jean (formerly CLARKE, née TANNER)
"Inspiration" -- It's the one word that comes to mind when we think of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. What other word best describes someone who lived with dignity and surrounded by love for 96 years? It is with love in our hearts that the family of Zelda Jean BRAZEAU announces her passing on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at Allendale Long Term Care Facility, Milton. Jean was born in Ekfrid Township in 1909 to Joseph and Jessie (née HATHAWAY) TANNER. It's there that she learned to love life. Jean made her home in Melbourne. There she was an integral part of the community through the grocery store that she ran for over 40 years with her beloved husbands, Sparling CLARKE (1940) and Joseph BRAZEAU (1992.) Jean enjoyed sports, especially baseball. She played on a local championship women's softball team in a time when woman didn't ever wear pants! She was the loving mother of four children - Marion CLARKE (Norm McLAUGHLIN), Michael BRAZEAU (Virginia), Jane MacKINTOSH (Peter) and Cheri DEPELSMAEKER (Richard.) Jean will always be remembered for her wonderful sense of humour and her canned peaches by he grandchildren Clarke DUNDAS, Caralee AYORA, Holly KELLY, Joseph BRAZEAU, Jennifer BARG, Meghan and Heather MacKINTOSH, Carrie, Lisa and Michael DEPELSMAEKER. These grandchildren will pass on Jean's love of life to their children Jean's great-grandchildren, Danielle, Xavier, Alexa, Evan, Benjamin, Jadon, Jakob and Kemar. Jean is predeceased by great-grand_son Tyler KELLY. Jean is one of nine children. She is survived by sister Lila CARR and brother Arnold TANNER and predeceased by Ida Mae, Ada Belle, Bill, Manetta, Jim and Anna. At Jean's request cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance and Celebration of her life will be held in the Melbourne United Church (592 John Street, Melbourne, Ontario, N0L 1T0) on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m.; the Reverend Richard GOLDEN officiating. The family will receive relatives and Friends one hour prior to the Service. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made to Melbourne United Church General Fund. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ivan HUNTER and the nurses and caregivers of Allendale in Milton, Ontario for their excellent care, especially during Jean's final days. (Directions to Mebourne United Church: 401 West of London, Exit No. 157 Iona Road North to Melbourne, turn right on John Street, second street pass stop sign). Arrangements entrusted to the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton 905-878-2669.
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